Late Oyo NURTW Chairman Buried in Ibadan
Deceased Chairman of the Oyo state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde also popularly known as ‘Fele’ has been buried.
The Late NURTW Chairman was buried at his Elebu residence in Ibadan according to Islamic burial rights.
The corpse of the deceased chairman was brought into Ibadan in a convoy led by the Osun state NURTW Chairman Mr. Folorunso Olalekan.
The late chairman’s corpse was handed over to the family to prepare for burial according to Islamic rites and special prayers which was led by Sheikh AbdulRosheed Babalamunigun alongside other Islamic clerics before burial in one of his garages.
The news of Oyerinde’s death was announced to the public through a radio broadcast by the NURTW National President Alhaji Najeem Yasin on Tuesday night.
The late Oyerinde died in an Abuja based hospital of kidney related issues. He was 58 years old and was also the Chairman of the South-west Zone of the NURTW.
The eldest son of the deceased Alhaji Afeez Oyerinde expressed the appreciation of the family for the support given to his father while he was alive as well as the love shown towards the family at his death.
He further appealed to the loyalist of the late NURTW chairman not to habour any ill will or misgivings about the death of his father.
“I want to appeal to everybody because I know he was a man of many people to let us mind our utterances as no one can kill anybody. Allah in his infinite mercies gives life to human being and he is the only that can take it. I am of the strong opinion that Allah gave us my father and same Allah took him away from us,’’ he reiterated.
Alhaji Moshood Amoo, the immediate past South West NURTW Deputy Secretary-General, who represented members from Abuja, described the late Oyerinde as the best state chairman the union has ever produced in its history.
“Today is a sad day for our union in Nigeria because death plucked the best rose in our garden,” he bemoaned.